Brent Town Hall

Town Hall in/near Wembley Park, existing between the 1940s and now

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Brent Town Hall

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Brent Town Hall (formerly Wembley Town Hall) is a landmark in Brent, a borough in northwest London, England. Pevsner described it as the best of the modern town halls around London, neither fanciful nor drab.


It has been described as an English interpretation of Modernism, using brick rather than concrete. The building was completed in 1940. It became a Grade II listed building in 1990, but the council wishes to delist it to facilitate redevelopment of the site.


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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Wembley Park Wembley Park is a London Underground station, the nearest Underground station to the Wembley Stadium complex.

NEARBY STREETS
Adams Close, NW9 Adams Close is a street in Kingsbury.
Barn Hill, HA9 Barn Hill is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Barn Rise, HA9 Barn Rise is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Barn Way, HA9 Barn Way is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Bilsby Lodge, HA9 A street within the HA9 postcode
Bowater Road, HA9 Bowater Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Boyles House, HA9 A street within the HA9 postcode
Bridge Road, HA9 Bridge Road runs past Wembley Park station.
Bruno Place, NW9 Bruno Place is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Buddings Circle, HA9 Buddings Circle is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Carmel Court, HA9 A street within the HA9 postcode
Chalkhill Road, HA9 A few wealthy people lived in Kingsbury, one of whom being John Chalkhill, an Elizabethan poet.
Chalklands, HA9 Chalklands is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Corringham Road, HA9 Corringham Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Demeta Close, HA9 Demeta Close is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Dugolly Avenue, HA9 Dugolly Avenue is a road in the HA9 postcode area
East Hill, HA9 East Hill is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Eversley Avenue, HA9 Eversley Avenue is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Farnborough Close, HA9 Farnborough Close is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Forty Avenue Grand Parade, HA9 Forty Avenue Grand Parade is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Grand Parade, HA9 Grand Parade is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Greenhill Way, HA9 Greenhill Way is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Grendon Gardens, HA9 Grendon Gardens is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Havenwood, HA9 Havenwood is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Kings Court, HA9 Kings Court is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Kings Drive, HA9 Kings Drive is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Kingsgate, HA9 Kingsgate is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Kingsmere Park, NW9 Kingsmere Park is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Midholm, HA9 Midholm is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Mount Drive, HA9 Mount Drive is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Newland Court, HA9 Newland Court is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Page Avenue, HA9 A street within the HA9 postcode
Peace Grove, HA9 Peace Grove is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Rawlings Crescent, HA9 Rawlings Crescent is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Rook Close, HA9 Rook Close is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Salmon Street, NW9 Salmon Street is a street in Kingsbury.
Saxon Road, HA9 A street within the HA9 postcode
Swinton Close, HA9 Swinton Close is a road in the HA9 postcode area
The Crossways, HA9 The Crossways is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
The Drive, HA9 The Drive is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
The Leadings, HA9 A street within the HA9 postcode
The Mount, HA9 The Mount is a road in the HA9 postcode area
The Paddocks, HA9 The Paddocks is one of the streets in the Barn Hill area of Wembley.
Walton Avenue, HA9 Walton Avenue is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Welford Centre, HA9 A street within the HA9 postcode
Wellspring Crescent, HA9 Wellspring Crescent is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Wickliffe Gardens, HA9 Wickliffe Gardens is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Windsor Crescent, HA9 Windsor Crescent is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.


Queen’s Park

Queen’s Park lies between Kilburn and Kensal Green, developed from 1875 onwards and named to honour Queen Victoria.

The north of Queen’s Park formed part of the parish of Willesden and the southern section formed an exclave of the parish of Chelsea, both in the Ossulstone hundred of Middlesex. In 1889 the area of the Metropolitan Board of Works that included the southern section of Queen’s Park was transferred from Middlesex to the County of London, and in 1900 the anomaly of being administered from Chelsea was removed when the exclave was united with the parish of Paddington. In 1965 both parts of Queen’s Park became part of Greater London: the northern section - Queen’s Park ’proper’ formed part of Brent and the southern section - the Queen’s Park Estate - joined the City of Westminster.

Queen’s Park, like much of Kilburn, was developed by Solomon Barnett. The two-storey terraced houses east of the park, built between 1895 and 1900, typically have clean, classical lines. Those west of the park, built 1900–05, tend to be more Gothic in style. Barnett’s wife was from the West Country, and many of the roads he developed are named either for places she knew (e.g. Torbay, Tiverton, Honiton) or for popular poets of the time (e.g. Tennyson). The first occupants of the area in late Victorian times were typically lower middle class, such as clerks and teachers. Queen’s Park is both demographically and architecturally diverse. The streets around the park at the heart of Queen’s Park are a conservation area.

There is hardly any social housing in the streets around Queens Park itself, and the area was zoned as not suitable for social housing in the 1970s and 1980s as even then house prices were above average for the borough of Brent, which made them unaffordable for local Housing Associations. The main shopping streets of Salusbury Road and Chamberlayne Road have fewer convenience stores and more high-value shops and restaurants. Local schools – some of which struggled to attract the children of wealthier local families in the past – are now over-subscribed. House prices have risen accordingly.

Queen’s Park station was first opened by the London and North Western Railway on 2 June 1879 on the main line from London to Birmingham.

Services on the Bakerloo line were extended from Kilburn Park to Queen’s Park on 11 February 1915. On 10 May 1915 Bakerloo services began to operate north of Queen’s Park as far as Willesden Junction over the recently built Watford DC Line tracks shared with the LNWR.


LOCAL PHOTOS
Brent Town Hall
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Blackbird Hill (1906)
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The Plough - reputedly 800 years old
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Wembley Stadium, 1947
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Postcard of Forty Farm
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Oakington Manor Farm
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